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Screen legend Robert Redford is retiring from acting

LOS ANGELES: Oscar winner Robert Redford will retire from acting following this autumn’s release of his upcoming film “The Old Man & The Gun,” the 81-year-old told Entertainment Weekly in a story published on Monday. Redford, best known for films such as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Out of Africa,” plays a seasoned bank robber in the new movie, which is scheduled to debut in theaters in September. “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and (I’ll)…

Iraqi special forces screen Mosul men in hunt for suicide bombers

MOSUL: One by one, hundreds of Mosul residents raised their shirts to prove they did not have suicide bombs strapped to their bodies, closely watched by Iraqi special forces fearful of the threat posed by Islamic State, even in areas they now control. The men then handed over their identification cards so their names could be checked against a database of wanted Islamic State members, part of the painstaking process of clearing jihadists from each neighbourhood of their Mosul stronghold. Every time Iraqi forces capture…

‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ brings heartwarming tale to screen

LONDON: The heartwarming true story of a stray cat that helped change the life of a London busker musician gets a big screen adaptation in "A Street Cat Named Bob" that premiered in the British capital on Thursday. Based on the book of the same name, the film stars "Clash of the Titans" actor Luke Treadaway as James Bowen, a recovering drug addict who upon returning from busking one evening in 2007 found an injured ginger cat at his sheltered accommodation. Bowen nursed the animal, which he named Bob, back to…

Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks: study

MIAMI: Screening young children for high cholesterol at the same time as they receive routine vaccinations could prevent hundreds of heart attacks in young adults each year, researchers in Britain said Wednesday. Their study in the New England Journal of Medicine aimed to uncover a silent killer in young adults known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder that often leads to early heart disease. FH runs in families, and if left untreated can raise the risk of heart disease at a young age as much as 100…

Cinema owners in India refuse to screen Fawad starring Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 

KARACHI: Actor Fawad Khan’s movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) is caught between rock and a hard place after cinema owners have refused to screen the movie in India for the fear of extremists’ threats, ARY News reported. The Bollywood flick, Directed by Karan Johar, is scheduled for release on October 28. However, the movie is facing uncertainty about its release after Indian extremist party leader has threatened to beat up those who have worked with Pakistani artists. It should be noted that Pakistanis artists have left…

Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday.